NZ first food waste-to-energy facility gets underway

4 August 2020

New Zealand’s first large-scale food waste-to-bioenergy facility gets underway today at Reporoa, in the central North Island.

Following the blessing of the land by Ngati Tahu-Ngati Whaoa, construction will begin on the new anaerobic digestion facility which is owned by Ecogas – a joint venture between Pioneer Energy Ltd and Ecostock Supplies Ltd – on land owned by T&G Fresh, one of New Zealand’s largest fresh produce businesses.

Ecogas Director, Andrew Fisher says this world-class facility will help New Zealand deal with some of its 327,000 annual tonnes of food waste, which currently goes into landfills around the country.